In a relief to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M K Stalin’s elder sister S Selvi, the Madras High Court rapped a petitioner who sought transfer of a case against her & her son-in-law Jyothimani to another court. The court warned that it would be constrained to impose an exemplary cost on the petitioner. The case pertains to money transaction over purchase of 2.94 acres of land at Thalambur village in Kancheepuram district.
A man named V Nedumaran of Valasaravakkam filed a complaint against Selvi & Jyothimani saying they failed to register a property even after he paid them Rs 3.5 crore in 2007. He said Jyothimani sold the same property to another person in 2009.
In 2018, a judicial magistrate court in Poonamallee rejected Nedumaran’s petition to transfer the case. Challenging the order, the present petition was filed. On Aug 6, Justice P N Prakash concurred with the submissions of advocate P Kumaresan, representing Selvi, & said the court did not find any infirmity in the order passed by the judicial magistrate. Following the finding, government advocate P Krithika Kamal sought permission to withdraw their petition. Allowing the petition, the court dismissed the petition as withdrawn.